Forest fires that have destroyed more than 100,000 hectares in Greece since the end of July have been brought under control, a spokesman for the Greek fire service said today.

“As of yesterday, there is no major active front, only scattered pockets,” said a spokesman for the fire department.

The fires subsided thanks to precipitation in several regions and a drop in temperature.

Firefighting teams, with foreign reinforcements, are still on standby on the island of Evia, which was hardest hit by the fires, as well as on the Peloponnese peninsula.

By Editor

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